Selling Washing Machines Online: Is It Profitable?
Welcome back to my continuing series of different niches and whether they can be profitable online. It has been awhile since my last one, but if you’ve been reading them, you’ll remember that the last one I talked about was the selling of smartphones and whether or not it would be a profitable niche to get into.
I had looked into things such as affiliate programs you could join, what kind of problems people are having with smartphones and possible solutions you could help them with and how best to create a website centered around smartphones.
Well today we are going to be taking a look at washing machines and whether or not the selling of washing machines online can be profitable. They are definitely essential in order for us to keep our clothes clean and this can certainly be a profitable niche if you know what to look for. So without further ado, lets take a closer look at washing machines.
Choosing a Niche: Washing Machines
Now I’ll be honest, you’re probably not thinking of washing machines when deciding what would be a great profitable niche to get into in the online world, but believe it or not, there are people who are passionate about them, want the latest technologically up to date versions and there are a lot of people out there who take older washing machines, fix them up, and sell them for a certain price which is also a great way to earn some cash.
First of all, lets take a look at what brands or kinds of washing machines are being advertised and sold online. A quick search in Google will show some washing machines being advertised at the top of the page. The first few brands I see are from Whirlpool, Samsung, and LG.
I’m used to the more traditional machines where you open them from the top and load laundry in that way, but there are a lot of front loading washing machines being sold today that are quite popular. There are pros and cons to each one of them, but you could definitely list those out in that niche if you so choose.
As far as other brands, there’s Kenmore, Maytag, Amana, Insignia, Roper, GE, and more. As you can see, there are a wide range of brands to choose from when it comes to washing machines. All of them have different features that can be beneficial to people or a waste of time to others. Now let’s take a look at what kind of questions people have when it comes to washing machines or what problems they might have that need solving.
What Problems Need Solving in This Niche?
Finding what kind of problems people are having in any given niche is incredibly important because if you can help solve them, you’ll be well on your way to have a successful business online. In the beginning I certainly thought it would be tough to find what people are needing help with or what questions they needed answered.
It really isn’t that hard to find those things online as this is where research comes in. I’ve mentioned before in my past articles that answerthepublic.com is an excellent place to find the kinds of questions and problems people are asking online on practically anything. This will help you immensely with creating quality content on a website if you decide to go that route.
As far as questions people are asking online when it comes to washing machines, answerthepublic.com has quite a few of them and I want to take a look at some of them. Are washing machines standard width? Are there energy efficient washing machines? Which washing machines are the most reliable? Can washing machines shrink clothes? The list just goes on and there are LOTS of questions that people want answered when it comes to washing machines.
You can also find different things on Google related to washing machines using the alphabet soup technique which is something I’ve talked about before and you’ll learn about if join Wealthy Affiliate, but it is also a great research mechanism. There are things such as washing machines that are the best, consumer reports, dimensions, electrolux, small spaces, and so much more.
If you want to see what kind of answers are already out there to some of these questions, you can type them in the Google search bar and see what comes up or you can also click on a question at answerthepublic.com and it will take you to Google with that question already loaded in the search bar and you can see the different kind answers or responses to that different question. This will give you an idea of what’s already out there and you can add your experiences to that which can help people out. There are also question sites you can go to such as quora.com or even question.com to get some ideas of what people are asking or needing help with in this particular niche or in any other.
How To Tell If It Will Be Profitable
Now comes the part I’m sure everyone is more interested in. How to tell if the washing machines niche will be profitable. The quickest way to see what they sell for is to do what I did earlier and type washing machines into the Google Search Bar. You’ll immediately see ads for different kinds of machines that generally average $300 or more. That right there shows that there is potential for a nice commission if they are sold through your site as affiliate products.
Let’s look at what kind of affiliate programs are out there to earn some revenue. Once I type in washing machine + affiliate program in the search bar at Google, there’s a nice list of affiliate programs that come up. One I notice right off the bat is a site called appliances connection.
It looks like they have a good affiliate program because unlike other ones, it says there is no cap on how much you can earn. A lot of affiliate sites have commission rates of 2%-10%, but if you can find affiliate programs with higher caps are no caps at all, that makes it even better. You have the potential to earn $200 or more on a $500 washing machine if the program doesn’t have a cap.
Here’s something interesting. Sears offers an affiliate program, but if you’ve read the latest headlines about the company, you want to stay far away from them as it is a company that is on the verge of disappearing. After I had a quick look at its affiliate site, I see that they don’t even tell you how much of a percentage you can earn from sales of their products. Stay clear of them.
A search on the second page yields an affiliate site called appliances direct. This looks to be based out of the UK (England) and their commission percentage tends to be on the rather low side at 2%. It’s totally up to you to decide which affiliate program to go with, but the potential to earn some good money through some of these affiliate programs is definitely there.
What You Need To Do To Start Earning Money
Ok, so we’ve talked about the different brands of washing machines, where to go to find out the kinds of questions and problems people are having with them, how much washing machines generally sell for and different affiliate programs out there that you can sign up with to earn some money.
So the question now becomes, how do you put all of this together? The answer to that is a website where you can blog and list helpful content in any niche that will be of benefit to people. A website is basically your piece of real estate online. The goal is to get traffic to your website, but traffic that is looking for the kind of content you’re offering. The higher the traffic to your website, the greater the potential for you to earn more and more revenue, but it is VERY important that first and foremost you are there to help others. Your content is for the benefit of other people. If you build up trust with the traffic to your website, you’ll get ranked higher and higher in the search engines.
In order for your website to get ranked you need to focus on keywords that are relevant to your niche as a whole. Now there’s lots of competition out there so your focus should be on keywords that don’t have a lot of competition and it will be easier for your content and website to rank.
You’re probably wondering where in the world you’ll be able to find low competition keywords to get your site ranked. That’s what I will talk about next in my conclusion.
Conclusion: Wealthy Affiliate
I’ve talked about a lot when it comes to finding out if the selling of washing machines can be a profitable online business. If that is the niche you want to pursue or you passion is in a different niche, you’ll need to a place that will teach you how to create and build up a website, how to get your content on it ranked, how to find low competition keywords so you can get ranked in search engines such as Google, and a place where you can always get help and mentoring anytime you need.
The best place to do that online is Wealthy Affiliate. I know I’ve talked a lot about it before, but this place is absolutely amazing. There is such good quality training that is always updated when any new information is relevant for the success of your business, you can find a domain name and have hosting there so there is no need to go outside of Wealthy Affiliate to register a domain, they have an EXCELLENT keyword tool that you can use to find those low competition keywords.
There’s also a live video class each week, tons more training that other members can add to help other people and you always have access to the founders of Wealthy Affiliate. The best part of Wealthy Affiliate is that is free to check out with its $0 Starter Membership. You’ll have a 7-day free trial that gives you full access to everything in Wealthy Affiliate and after the trial ends, you can remain a free member for as long as you like and you’ll have 2 free websites and access to the first 10 lessons.
Another great thing about that is you’ll never be asked to put in a credit card unless you’re ready to upgrade to the premium membership. If you’re ready to change your 9 to 5 lifestyle for something better, then give Wealthy Affiliate a try for free and check out all what it has to offer during your 7-day free trial. If you’re still on the fence about and what to read a more in-depth review, click the link to my review of Wealthy Affiliate. I would love to see you there!
January 16, 2019 @ 3:29 am
Never thought of how profitable selling washing machines could really be. Real good information to know. I am also a fan of the site of answer the public. Makes figure out what people want a much easier process. Also I agree about joining wealthy affiliate if one is interested in doing an affiliate site. Been with them about 6 months now, and they provide a lot of knowledge to their community. Great article!
January 17, 2019 @ 6:32 pm
People will just be amazed at how profitable different niches can be if they just did some simple research. Washing machines is certainly no different and with the higher prices they tend to sell for, the commissions that can be made can also be higher. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the best place online to learn how to build up a profitable online business in the washing machines niche.
January 16, 2019 @ 3:31 am
In a day and age where everything is done with the use of a machines, it is always a very rewarding field to enter. I have never really thought of selling washing machines as a niche on wealthy affiliate but i am happy i came across your post knowing that entering this field might be rewarding. Thanks for sharing.
January 17, 2019 @ 6:34 pm
You’re very welcome! If washing machines is something that you are or someone else is passionate about, it can definitely be a very rewarding niche to be in.
January 16, 2019 @ 3:36 am
I’ve really enjoyed reading this article as it’s interesting and contains tonnes of valuable information. I’m planning to get into this niche and after reading this article I became excited. I completely agree with the fact that joining Wealthy Affiliate would make selling a lot easier because you get access to lots of top quality training material and 24/7 help from the community.
Thanks a lot for taking your precious time in writing this post. Keep up the good work Brian!
January 17, 2019 @ 6:35 pm
I’m glad I provided you with some incites on how to get into this niche especially since this is something you intend to pursue. Wealthy Affiliate puts all the puzzle pieces together for you so that you can have a successful online business in this niche.
January 16, 2019 @ 3:38 am
That’s a detailed and well-written guide. I’ve learnt from the concept of affiliate marketing that everything niche is profitable depending on how to you take up your competitors. You’ve provided a realistic guide that has opened ideas to me but I would like to find out how long it would take to get my business soaring If I decide to take up your tips to the next level? Even if you’re not certain can you give a guess of the time range? Thanks for your guide and I’ll be checking out some of the things you’ve pointed out.
January 17, 2019 @ 6:40 pm
The amount of times to get a business soaring online such as this all depends on you and how much time you’re willing to put into it. If you’re consistent and put in a minimum of 2 hours of work into your business each day you can start to see some results in 3-6 months on average, but this is not a guarantee. Add good quality content as much as you can and research your niche as much as you can and if you do those things consistently, I guarantee you’ll start seeing a business start to take off sooner rather than later.
January 16, 2019 @ 3:38 am
Hmmm, this is a great article. It made me look around my living room and apartment. I see a recliner, a chesterfield, a coffee table and many pictures that were bought online and delivered right to my door.So, if I am ordering stuff Im sure there are millions of people doing the exact same thing.That makes your article even better. I love how you put it all together but it really has me thinking like an affiliate marketer. Time to get to work.Dale
January 17, 2019 @ 6:41 pm
It really is amazing isn’t it? People like you and more order so many different products online each day and I can guarantee you that there are others that have made money from that as well. Anything can be niche and can be profitable if you do the research for it which I talked about with washing machines as an example.
January 16, 2019 @ 3:38 am
Awesome post on selling washing machines online .. I enjoyed how you tied it to and explained about keyword research and using answer the public web site to find out problems people are faced with . I took a quick look at your Wealthy Affiliate review and it looks really interesting , just wondering is it really free to start and is the 2 web sites you can use actually editable so I can make it my own ?
January 17, 2019 @ 6:43 pm
It really is free to try it and you’ll have 2 editable websites for as long as you decide to remain a free member. It doesn’t get any better than that. Glad you liked my review.
January 16, 2019 @ 3:42 am
Hi, Brian! Thank you for sharing this idea! Maybe you know, in China, we can buy everything from the Internet, including washing machines, but I never thought it could be an affiliate program. I’ll do some research by myself. Thank you for expanding my mind. However, for this kind of major appliances, if you want to make people willing to buy online, you need a solution for installation and after-sales problems, persuading consumers that it is feasible.
January 17, 2019 @ 6:44 pm
You are right about needing a solution for installation and after-sales problems, and that is where answer the public comes in as it provides you with this types of questions and if you can provide those answers and solutions to people, you’ll be well on your way to a successful online business.
January 16, 2019 @ 3:57 am
Hello Brian, Really enjoyed this post on selling washing machines and it opened my eyes to many ideas, so thank you for that. I have been a member of WA for a while now and I can vouch for it’s superior everything. Your promotion of Wealthy Affiliate is a credit to your willingness to help people have a wonderful lifestyle that we can all enjoy
January 17, 2019 @ 6:46 pm
I want people to have the kind of life style they’ve always dreamed of and Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best ways to achieve that. A lot of people think it’s hard to come up with a niche, especially a good and profitable niche, but with just a little bit of research, you can be pleasantly surprised just how easy it is to make a good online business in practically any niche, provided you’re willing to put in the time and work to make that happen.
January 16, 2019 @ 4:47 am
I always had confusion about big items -that too non-consumable item like watching machines and refrigerators for the scope in affiliate marketing to promote. I was preferring consumables for promoting in my affiliate site. Now I have learned that even items like Washing machine can be chosen as a niche and have a good scope in earning money. In my experience so far the low hanging keywords in Jaaxy are ranking well in search engines. I too Love Jaaxy comparing to other tools.
Thanyou for sharing this great post.
January 17, 2019 @ 6:48 pm
Jaaxy is one of the best keyword tools I’ve ever used and it really helps with getting your content ranked. It also can help you with ideas for niches if you’re struggling on finding one to get into.